Jeremy Blanks

Nov 012008

[Dr. Jeremy D. Blanks, from the Board of Directors of Doctors for Sensible Gun Laws, examines one of the most tired, not to mention insulting, arguments of the gun grabbers: the “potential criminal” fallacy.

In a nutshell, you shouldn’t be allowed to have a gun because someday, “you could just snap” and start shooting people…

The article dates from November of 2000.]

Are We All Just Potential Criminals?

by Jeremy D. Blanks, Ph.D.

One of the more disturbing arguments used by anti-gun groups is that normal, law-abiding citizens should not be allowed to own firearms because they “might just snap one day” and go on a homicidal rampage. This contention has become part of the gun ban philosophy in countries throughout the world and here in the U.S. One must ask, is there any truth to this argument or is it just another example of a gun control fallacy? Continue reading »

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